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Oddsmakers favor challengers this week

If you go by the current betting odds, two reigning world boxing champions will be dethroned this week.

On Friday in Moscow, Russia, former Olympic gold medalist Rakhim “The Machine” Chakhkiev (16-0, 12 KOs) is a solid -400 pick to seize the WBC cruiserweight title from Krysztof Wlodarcyck (47-2-1, 33 KOs), who is at +275.

On Saturday in Brooklyn, NY, WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KOs), moving up two weight divisions, is an overwhelming -1400 pick to dethrone WBA welterweight champion Paul Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KOs). Paulie backers can get +700.

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